Googly or gone

From Charlie Martin at PJ Media:

Googly. Yes, it’s a word, at least within Google. It’s an adjective describing someone who has the appropriate characteristics of a Google employee.

How do I know this? Because the last time I went through the Google recruitment mill, I got up to the point where we were discussing a trip to Mountain View for in-person interviews. That’s when they let me know that one of the in-person interviews was to determine if I was “Googly.”

James Damore was just fired for being insufficiently Googly. He rejected Google’s internal mythology, and worse, he did so with basic math, in a company where mathiness is supposed to be part of the culture. More.

Reality check: Progressives are at war with arithmetic. They can’t win but they can inflict many casualties.

See also: It’s not just Google

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  • James Damore’s firing proves his point.

    And Google has become too big, with way too much control over the content of the internet.

    It is time to break up Google. The world will be better off.

  • AlanUK

    As a true Englishman I can inform you that I know exactly what a googly is. The term “Googly” is well known amongst cricketers and has been for a long while. To quote Wiki (that [almost] perfect source of anything non-political):

    “While a normal leg break spins from the leg to the off side, away from a right-handed batsman, a googly spins the other way, from off to leg, into a right-handed batsman …”

    This unpredictability makes the ball almost unplayable.